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Monday, 17 February 2014

Travel Sketching: Dip, Splash and play in Hulu Langat River



Dipping and splashing in the crystal clear river steam was a wonderful feeling we got! Yay! children were wet and happy and mother was sketching joyfully!















While sketching this page, I was sitting on side of the river under this small bridge, right before lunch time. And that's why I haven't finished the sketch.
(There's always an excuse for unfinished live sketching, yes?;)














On the way home, we bought some local fresh fruits from the street fruit seller. And yes, I cannot resist not to make some illustrations of them... :)

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Participation on Tomie dePaola Award 2013


The Tomie dePaola Illustration Award is one of the competition event in the Society of Children's Book Writer and Illustrator (SCBWI), given annually to an illustrator of promise chosen by Tomie himself. 

Thomas Anthony dePaola* (born September 15, 1934), is an American writer and illustrator who has created more than 200 children's books, and is known best for picture books such as Strega Nona.[1][2] He received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to American children's literature in 2011*from Wikipedia.

2013 Tomie Prompt:
Over the past few years, the picture book seems to be geared more towards the very young crowd. With this in mind, here is this year's task:
Illustrate a poem (see below) in full color for a book of poem that will be "pitched" to parents to read to their babies, toddlers, etc.



Poem: 
Sneeze
A sneeze
Is a breeze
In
Your
Nose.



Unofficial Gallery of Tomie dePaola Award 2014


Saturday, 15 February 2014

Sunday Sketching : Teh Tarik, Boiled Cassava and the Pillars


Sunday sketching at the side walk cafe at Carlton Holiday near by the Pusat Akuatik Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.














Boiled cassava wrapped in the banana leaves, combined with shredded coconut brought back some memories from my childhood, when my mother made it special in our kitchen. Today my cassava plate has a nice a cup of teh tarik as a partner to make my morning tea perfect.

















Being carried away painting, I 'accidentally' over colored the pillars up to the top of them, haha..



Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Last year AFCC sketch

I submitted this illustration to AFCC sketch competition and I got the first prize. Not bad, SGD 300 to be spent on online bookstore and a free pass entering the seminar at AFCC was worth SGD 300.



Thursday, 28 March 2013

Straighten out the watercolor painting



When all pages are ready, then I find most of them are slightly wavy. 
And you know the wavey papers are not good to be scanned, 
they tend to make uneven shade in the scanning result. 

An easy treatment for wavy watercolor art, 
that won't harm the art on the paper is simply with taking 
slightly damp sponge and wet the BACK of the paper just so it is moist.




Once the paper is damp, put it between blotter paper and weights 
and flatten it that way. I am using a heavy frying pan, here..:D




Trust me, it works and doesn't have any effect on the art on the front.